President Obama Makes Statement After Vote On Rules Change

Keywords

US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the... News PhotoBarack Obama,Government,Horizontal,International Landmark,James Brady Press Briefing Room,Politics,Press Conference,Press Room,Talking,US President,USA,Washington DC,White House - Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPUS President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on November 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama spoke on the move by the Democratic-controlled Senate to invoke the so-called 'nuclear option' on Capitol Hill earlier Thursday. The controversial move takes away the right for any party in the Senate minority to filibuster. Under the old rules it took 60 votes to break a filibuster. The change now allows most filibusters of Obama nominees to be stopped with 51 votesa simple Senate majority. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)